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Harkeyville Railroad Bridge

Harkeyville Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 4, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Central Texas and Colorado River Railway) Over San Saba River
Location
Rural: San Saba County, Texas: United States
Structure Type
Metal 7 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Wood Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1911
Main Span Length
175 Feet (53 Meters)
Structure Length
1,015 Feet (309 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This traditional railroad pin-connected through truss bridge sits next to US-190 allowing many people to view it. The bridge includes a very long timber approach system as well. The construction date reported for this bridge is 1911, however it is very likely that the truss span was relocated here to serve as the main span here in 1911 and thus the Pratt truss if in fact older. The pin connected bridge design is rather lightweight compared to the typical rivet-connected trusses most railroads were building by 1911. This line was originally owned by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

 

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